Afternoon Tea in Chelsea
Afternoon Tea in Chelsea, Anyone?
While the Spanish siesta and the Italians embrace a quick fix of espresso, the English tickle their taste buds with a spot of afternoon tea. Founded by a peckish Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840, the pause for tea soon became a fashionable social event in nineteenth century England where the upper classes and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for a spot of tea and cake, which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
Although this longstanding tradition is and always has been a treat for the senses, we must confess that none quite compare to the delights you will find at The Draycott Hotel, located in the heart of the exclusive Sloane Square.
Our afternoon tea in Chelsea can be enjoyed with either a cool glass of the finest Champagne or a range of the highest quality blended teas. Your choice of beverage is served with a variety of quaint finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream and a fruity jam, not to mention a selection of tempting sweets and pastries, prepared daily by our wonderfully talented chef.
Whether you are planning to spend the morning shopping in Chelsea or fancy putting your feet up for an hour, retire to The Draycott and experience the finest traditional or themed afternoon tea that Chelsea has to offer.